Media Advisory | Jul. 11, 2012

UBC launches media resources for 2012 Olympic Games

The University of British Columbia has launched a new website with resources for media covering the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

UBC Olympians and Paralympians

For media covering UBC students and alumni (17 confirmed) competing in the Games, the website – – includes a variety of resources, including:

  • Video and web profiles of UBC athletes
  • Downloadable multimedia
  • Athletes’ competition schedules
  • Athletes’ Twitter accounts
  • UBC 2012 tweet feed

Faculty experts

The website includes lists of faculty experts available to comment on 2012 Games hot topics, including:

  • Social and financial impacts of mega-events
  • Environment and sustainability
  • Sports science and psychology
  • Health and sports injuries
  • Culture and gender issues
  • Terrorism and security

How to connect

For updates on UBC athletes and experts:

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Basil Waugh
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604-822-2048

Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.3213

Wilson Wong
Athletics and Recreation
Tel: 604.822.9115


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